Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $381,139)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The Charter Township of Flint, serving as the fiscal agent for this award, will share the JAG award with five disparate jurisdictions in Genesee County. In a disparate situation, the units of local government must apply for an award with a single joint application. Each jurisdiction's allocation will be used for activities and projects that will provide meaningful and measureable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG program. The jurisdictions will use the funds for officer overtime to patrol high crime areas, engage in selective enforcement, and conduct community outreach programs and for law enforcement equipment and technology. The goal of these projects is to decrease crime and improve public safety.